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that is india with over 1.5 million bahai's at this date. so there is quite a diversity there. all bahai houses of worship have nine sides; the house of worship here in wilmette is the oldest existing bahai house of worship. it has nine sides for some very simple reasons; they are not complicated at all or convoluted. the number nine is the largest number before numbers repeat therefore it is a symbol of culmination or unity. also in arabic and in persian words have numerical equivalents. the word baha has the numerical equivalent of nine in persian. so therefore the number nine is symbolic of unity, of culmination and of the glory of god. that's why bahai houses of worship have nine sides. the only requirement other than nine sides for a bahai house of worship is that it have a dome. >> see i wanted to bring that particular explanation in at this point to show you what happens when the social sciences and the humanities collide, you get total confusion here. because we had gordon melton here talking about what do we do with this sect/cult typology due to susanna's good question about christian
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